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Foundation pathways course options

Students have a choice of course options leading to an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. The foundation pathway you take will depend on the degree you want to progress to.

Foundation pathways

There are 5 foundation pathways to choose from, all designed to prepare you for your specific degree area and tailored to fit your English language level.

When you study a foundation pathway, you are guaranteed entry to a University of Birmingham undergraduate degree if you pass at the required level with good attendance, and meet progression requirements.

Your course subject options include:

Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law (September start)Course details2022-23 modules
Engineering and Physical Sciences (September and January start)Course details2022-23 modules
Medical, Life and Geo Sciences (September start)Course details2022-23 modules
Medicine and Physiotherapy (September start)Course details2022-23 modules
Social Sciences, Business and Law (January start)Course details2022-23 modules

Download course details and teaching information

Below, you’ll find further information about your course, including entry requirements, module summaries and available progression degrees, in the Course Information booklet.

Alternatively, you can find out more about teaching on the University of Birmingham foundation pathways, such class sizes, teaching hours and sample timetables, in the Teaching Information document.

Students who pass their foundation pathway but don’t meet the progression requirements for their chosen University of Birmingham degree are guaranteed a place at a UK university through Kaplan’s University Placement Service.

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